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Announcing an immediate vacancy for:

Audio Engineer

Announcing an immediate vacancy for:

Audio Engineer

Preliminary packets due: January 20th, 2023
Electronic submission must be received by: 11:59 PM EST
Live round: April 11-14, 2023
Applicants invited to live round will receive paid airfare, lodging, and food stipend provided by U.S. Army (pending approval for military service)

Salary & Benefits

- Annual salary $65,429 - $74,213 upon promotion to Staff Sergeant (accelerated promotion via Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program)
- Full military benefits (medical/dental/retirement plans)
- 30 days paid vacation yearly
- Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance
- Stabilized duty assignment at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York

Application packets

Please include the following:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Any credits on albums or video products that you have worked on (i.e. AllMusic, IMDB)
  • Electronic submission of three mixes (mixes from live events preferred), or links to mixes (i.e. SoundCloud, YouTube, Google Drive, etc)
  • Any links to livestream recordings you have worked on

Job Description

The West Point Band is a U.S. Army premier band whose main duty is to perform for local, national, and international audiences in support of the West Point community, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Army.

Serve as a live sound engineer for the West Point Band with large and small ensembles in concert, ceremonial, and popular music settings

Train and lead teams in the loading, set up, and tear down processes for indoor and outdoor live concerts

Build and wire portable sound systems and large sound system components

Perform inventory control and maintenance of equipment

Secondary duties related to the day-to-day functioning of the West Point Band will be assigned based on experience, knowledge, interest, and/or needs of the unit. This could include video, lighting, and live stream skills.

Questions about this job listing should be directed to Master Sergeant Brandie Lane, branden.lane@westpoint.edu

Qualifications

Expert level knowledge and use of digital and analog consoles, digital and analog routing, microphone techniques for live and studio environments, basic acoustics principles, delivery and playback formats, and ability to work in Macintosh and PC software

Experience with small and large sound systems and ability to communicate amplification, signal flow, and electrical needs

Experience with wireless microphone systems

Ability to lift/lower 200 pounds of equipment six feet in four-person teams and push/pull 200 pounds of equipment on wheeled carts or cases 50 yards in two-person teams

Ability to work under pressure with time constraints

Ability to demonstrate professionalism and positive attitude while taking direction from leadership/supervisors

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preference will be given to those who have an experience in other technical areas, including video, live stream, stage design, and lighting

Ability to meet Army initial entry requirements and maintain a professional appearance. Must be a U.S. citizen or other qualified resident. Position requires at least a four-year service contract; candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment.

Upon accepting employment with the West Point Band, the hired candidate will be required to complete Army Basic Training.

Military Personnel

Military personnel must also submit their Soldier Record Brief (or equivalent) without photo, three years of performance evaluation reports, and a Commander’s Intent to Release memo.

Electronic Submission

  • Submit your application by filling out the form below and uploading the necessary documents and/or files.
  • Only high-quality sound recordings will be accepted and evaluated.
  • Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email sent to the email you have provided.

If you encounter any issues submitting your application, please email: bandauditions@westpoint.edu